Finance and Operations

Access control reminders and resources; revised access control policy approved


Safety is always a top priority at Clemson University for students, faculty and staff. With the Spring semester set to get underway, review these important safety reminders related to access control and lockdown buttons. In addition, be sure to review the revised access control policy.

Access control

  • Never prop open doors. This includes exterior doors that control access to buildings and interior doors that control access to classrooms or offices. Propped doors circumvent access control protocols and may allow unauthorized access.
  • Do not allow unknown individuals to “tailgate” or follow you into buildings or anywhere else where card access is required. Do not hold doors for people that you don’t know.
  • Offices or classrooms requiring the use of card access should be treated the same as any other door that requires card access. Do not prop open these doors and do not hold the door for anyone you do not know.
  • If you see a propped door, contact the Building Security Coordinator for that building.
  • If you have problems accessing a classroom or building for which you need access, utilize the Building Access resources on the TigerOne website.

Lockdown buttons

  • Lockdown buttons have been installed in a number of classrooms. These devices disable card access to the room when the button is pressed in an active threat situation.
  • If there is an active threat situation outside the room, individuals inside should press the Lockdown button and follow the Active Threat protocols of Run, Hide, Fight, and call 911 when able to do so safely. Understand that the button will not sound or provide any visual notification that it has been activated.
  • Public Safety Officials are notified within seconds of lockdown button activation and will take appropriate actions, to include dispatching personnel and monitoring cameras.
  • Lockdown buttons are only to be used in an active threat situation and any improper use or tampering with a lockdown button is a violation of South Carolina law, University policy and the Student Code of Conduct.

Revised access control policy approved

A newly revised Access Control Policy has been reviewed by the Executive Leadership Team and approved by President Clements. The policy supports Clemson University’s efforts to maintain a safe and secure campus while providing necessary access to University facilities. For questions related to the access control policy, contact TigerOne at or (864) 656-0763.